Sesame Street react to writer's claim that Bert and also Ernie are gay

  • Sesame Street react to writer's claim that Bert and also Ernie are gay
  • Sesame Street react to writer's claim that Bert and also Ernie are gay

    The organisation behind prominent youngsters's television program Sesame Road has rejected that its characters Bert and also Ernie are a gay couple, after one of the program's normal authors asserted that they were.

    Mark Saltzman, a longtime scriptwriter that has written over 50 songs for the show, claimed that the co-habiting characters' partnership was based on his very own with movie editor Arnold Glassman. His remarks were made in an interview with LGBTQ magazine Queerty.

    He said: \"I remember once that a column from The San Francisco Chronicle, a young child in the city turned to mom as well as asked 'are Bert and also Ernie lovers?' And that, coming from a young child was fun.

    \" And that got circulated, as well as everyone had their chuckle and went back to it. And also I always felt that without a huge agenda, when I was creating Bert and also Ernie, they were. I didn't have differently to contextualise them.\"

    Sesame Workshop has considering that released a statement clarifying that \"Bert and also Ernie are best friends\".

    \" They were created to teach young children that individuals can be friends with those that are very different from themselves,\" the declaration proceeds.

    \" Despite the fact that they are identified as male personalities as well as have lots of human qualities and also characteristics (as most Sesame Road Muppets do), they remain creatures and do not have a sexual orientation.\"

    Bert as well as Ernie-- who were originally operated by Muppets maker Jim Henson and also Celebrity Wars puppeteer Frank Oz-- have been regulars on Sesame Street given that the kids's programme initially aired in 1969.

    Writer Jon Rock previously said that the personalities' relationship mirrored the reality dynamic between Henson and Oz.

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